watch your language


    I was looking through some old books and found a couple of pages of songwriting notes from many years ago. As I read over them, I was taken by this phrase: the syntax of the cynic. I picked up the phrase and here is what I found.

    watch your language

    In the grammar of grace,
    Love rules as a run-on sentence,
    filled with particles by peace
    semi-colons of hope,
    clauses of community,
    and fundaments of forgiveness.

    While the syntax of the cynic
    depends on dangling doubt off
    of fragments of falsehood,
    sight lines modified by sarcasm,
    and phrases fraught with ruin
    and interjections of judgment.

    There is little benefit
    in being bilingual.


    P. S. – There’s a new recipe.

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